General Motors has finally confirmed it will offer an electrified full-size truck sometime in the future. The confirmation came from GM CEO Mary Barra during today’s earnings call, where Barra declined to go into detail.
“GM has an industry-leading truck franchise and industry-leading electrification capabilities. I assure you we will not cede our leadership on either front,” Barra said. “We intend to create an all-electric future that includes a complete range of EVs — including full-size pickups.”
Barra followed up the comment by saying GM will release further details surrounding its electrified truck plans when “competitively appropriate.”
GM have been under question recently surrounding electrified trucks, sparked by Ford Motor Company’s confirmation it is working on an electrified F-150 pickup. Questioned heated up last week when Ford announced an investment into electric truck startup company Rivian, a company GM was rumored to be in potential acquisition talks with prior to the Ford partnership.
It’s unclear when GM will offer additional details or which GM truck models will get electrified first.